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Hi, my name is itzdemi1! I handed in my form in February when will I be paid any arrears from then?

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itzdemi1
itzdemi1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited May 30 in Universal Credit (UC)

I handed in my form in February when will I be paid any arrears from then

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    Heya @itsdemi1 welcome to the community. :)

    Could we get a bit more clarification please? Which forms do you mean and which benefit? Once we get that, we can hopefully give you some support. 😊

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  • itzdemi1
    itzdemi1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    I’m on universal credit and I’ve had to fill out a form for not going out to work to my mental health

  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 5,552 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are you talking about the Work Capability Assessment? Have you had the assessment yet?

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  • itzdemi1
    itzdemi1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    yes and I’m limited for looking for work so I don’t need to look for work

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,028 Disability Gamechanger
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    It doesn't help by giving such limited information. What was the decision exactly please? Was it Limited Capability for Work Related Activity? (LCWRA) or Limited Capability For work (LCW)? Please check the letter on your journal.

    You will only receive extra money if the decision was LCWRA.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • itzdemi1
    itzdemi1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    limited capability work related activity

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,028 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thank you. I just need a little more information before I can advise you further.

    1/ What date exactly did you provide your first fit note?

    2/ What date do you usually receive your money each month?

    3/ Did you provide fit notes without any gaps until a decision was made on your WCA?

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • itzdemi1
    itzdemi1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    6/02/24

    11th of every month

    No

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,028 Disability Gamechanger
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    Gaps in your fit notes can affect when the extra money is paid from. How long were the gaps? Or were you did you mean there were no gaps in your fit notes?

    If there were no gaps then your waiting period will be March/April, April/May, May/June.. LCWRA starts from 5th June to 4th July and first payment will be 11th July. No LCWRA element is owed.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • itzdemi1
    itzdemi1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    my fit note was for 3 months

  • itzdemi1
    itzdemi1 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    I was on sick for 3 months

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,028 Disability Gamechanger
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    As I advised, if there were no gaps in your fit notes up until a decision was made then your waiting period will be March/April, April/May, May/June.. LCWRA starts from 5th June to 4th July and first payment will be 11th July. No LCWRA element is owed.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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